I took up running for fun a couple of years ago , recently I ran a half marathon at 1 hour and 45 minuites.However I now want to improve my fitness level I am at a level 7 (roughly) , I would have thought marathon training would be an ideal way to improve this. - please share your thoughts on this and any recommendations or suggestions ?
Also I was just using Smart Coach and got a bit confused , I was trying to work out the speed at which was reccomended - For example it was recommended that I 6 miles on a Monday and to run at a pace of 9 miles at 9:17 - What pace/speed/time ratio is this suggesting ?
Thanks for your support
What exactly does it say about Monday's run?
There's no need to move up to a marathon. There's plenty of scope for improving your 1/2m time by getting stronger and faster. On the blue Training tab at the top are a lot of 1/2m training schedules you could follow. In fact you could move down to 10k and try for, say, sub-40 mins which will require a greater level of fitness than is needed for a 1;45 1/2m.
HEy done what you had said Johnny J Started by doing 5 miles esay pace yesterday on training sub 1:50 half marathon training schedule - See link(http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=97)
the schedule includes strides what are strides ? what is threshold pace ?
Also I had given up on smart coach the pace ratio is too confusing , check it out yourself if you dont beleive me
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